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Black Pirate, The
(The Black Pirate)
USA
1926

Douglas Fairbanks has invented the rules of a genre by creating a modern myth that continues to inspire us : with "The Black Pirate," he crowned a long list of successes that had made him one of the most renowned actors of Hollywood and a living embodiment of timeless hero.

The swashbuckler films are surrounded by an aura of romance that draws an imaginary halfway between Dumas and Stevenson, made of bravery and heroic deeds. Central to this "genre" literature and cinema is the archetypal scene of the duel, the confrontation of the valiant and fearless knight against his infamous and diabolical enemy : a rapier, a sword or a fine blade in hand, they fight with elegance and panache in the corridors of a dark castle perched on a rocky peak or on the deck of a Spanish galleon. The choreography is always virtuosic and acrobatic and the duelists outdo one another with their dexterity in bravura scenes that are the hallmark of this repertoire’s masterpieces.

One shall not forget to mention the most outstanding technical feature of "The Black Pirate" which was the first important film to be shot in Technicolor - a process still experimental at the time.

The film is presented in its original Technicolor.

A nobleman vows to avenge the death of his father at the hands of pirates. To this end he infiltrates the pirate band. Acting in character he is instrumental in the capture of a ship, but things are complicated when he finds that there is a young woman on board whom he wishes to protect from the threat of a fate worse than death.

Compositions:

Baundine Jam

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  Ensemble (1 - 15 Musicians)    
 
stafflist
string quartett
     
 
Duration
83
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